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Van den Ende & Deitmers Crossmedia Fund, the venture capital firm of Endemol founder Joop van den Ende and former Endemol Executive
Board member Hubert Deitmers, acquires a 30% stake in Albumprinter, the leading European producer of photo books. Albumprinter expects to accelerate international growth.
Albumprinter, founded in 2001 and based in Amsterdam, produces professionally printed and bound books, calendars and agenda’s from digital pictures. Consumers simply download the award-winning Albumprinter software to lay-out their own personal photo books and upload the resulting project. In addition to its own Albumprinter.com label, the company also supplies leading European and US-based retailers with their own private labeled version.
Joris Keijzer, CEO of Albumprinter about the Van den Ende & Deitmers : “We can further accelerate our spectacular growth rate of the past three years and become the leading global photo book supplier. Van den Ende & Deitmers also brings a strong passion and access to a phenomenal network in different media sectors.”
Hubert Deitmers: ‘Albumprinter is unique positioned in a nascent market sector. We value the way the company has been able to build a market leading position. Combining our international experience will help Albumprinter in furthering its international ambitions.”
Albumprinter has evolved to the European leader in photo book solutions with customers in nearly all European countries. In 2006 Albumprinter started operations in the US, where is it poised to enjoy the same spectacular growth as it has seen in Europe.
About Van den Ende & Deitmers
Van den Ende & Deitmers is a venture capital firm that focuses on investments in West European companies with good international growth prospects through two venture capital funds, the Crossmedia Fund and the Crossborder Fund. The Crossmedia Fund is a so-called
sector fund which focuses on content, social networks, e-commerce and ICT Services. The Crossborder Fund on the other hand, invests in already successfully established companies in their homeland -operational in any sector-, that are looking to expand in the international arena. In the past, stakes have been acquired in the television producer Eyeworks, the developer of interactive television formats Fruitlounge Media, the service provider in business process outsourcing Unamic and the crossmedia platform Bright.
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